Day 5

The Martian Chronicles Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    House of the Future

    Kind of Activity:



    Students view and evaluate videos showing robotic or computerized technology for the homes of the future.

    Common Core Standards:



    Have students explore videos that show projected computerized and robotically controlled or assisted homes of the future.

    Discuss with students the chapter: August 2026--There Will Come Soft Rains, and review with them the often hilarious mishaps that occur when a robotic, computerized house is left unattended and goes out of control.

    Have students view videos of possible 'smart homes' of the future. Some videos they might want to view can be...

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